April 2018

Limited Edition of Court-side Must-haves Where Fashion Meets Basketball

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Shiny jerseys and over-sized basketball shorts are the farthest thing from fashion for court-side divas. But we have good news: representing your favorite basketball team just got a lot more interesting if you are a fashion lover and fan. Fashion designer Rachel Roy and basketball player Amar’e Stoudemire have teamed up to create a pro look for sports-loving fashionistas. The line RACHEL features these athletic-inspired pieces from a mixed media leather & canvas Letterman jacket to a Chicago Bulls “Rocker” tee and more. The pleasantly simple jersey tees along with the heathered sweatshirts are embellished with team logos. With Amar’e’s head in the game and Rachel’s style, this dynamic duo perfectly bridges the look of chic masculine-feminine. These pieces are not only great for looking cool court-side but they are perfect to wear to dinner or a party.  The limited edition line is comfortable and casual–I am loving the leather shorts and hooded vest. Prices range from $49.00 to $229.00 with various sizes from extra small to extra large. You can order online from the Rachel Roy on-line store or at Macy’s.

 

Watch this fun video where Rachel interviews Amar’e and talks about their interesting collaboration:

Photo Credit: Rachel Roy

After the Oscar Fashion Stylist Leaves, Who Do Starlets Turn To?

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Big girls glam it up when it comes to the Oscar red-carpet—the Oscar dress, the red-carpet jewelry. But what are Hollywood’s hottest actresses wearing the morning after? For everyday celebrity jewelry, they go Barbie. Barbie jewelry means never having to say goodbye to your childhood favorite. How kid-chic cool is that? So excited we could just plant a big wet one on Ken!

Barbie Rocks for Big Girls, Too
By Layna Friedman, Guest Editor

I Got the Idea for the Barbie Rocks by Layna and Alan Jewelry Collection When
We designed a beautiful pink diamond pendant to be auctioned for the Children Affected by AIDS Foundation.

Celebrities Wearing the Barbie Rocks Line Include
The Kardashian sisters, Heidi Klum, Selena Gomez, Denise Richards and her daughters, Teri Hatcher and daughter, Leighton Meester, and many more.

Stars Love Barbie Because
The sweetness of the collection, the feminine quality, and that Barbie brings us back to our childhood while addressing our big-girl love of diamonds and precious metals. Everyone I meet has a Barbie story. Some spent hours dressing her and imagining her various careers. One day she was a nurse, another day a vet. She was a fashion model, a housewife, a mermaid, and an athlete. She made everything look glamorous and fun and inspired, and she empowered little girls. Guys have great stories about taking Barbie on a date with their GI Joe or a superhero action figure.

The Celebs Love Barbie Rocks Pieces, Such As
The rose gold and pink sapphire pendant, the black-diamond silhouette pendant, and the cognac pendant. The custom vintage oval pendant with pink and white diamonds in a full silhouette is also very popular.

The Barbie Rocks Collection Also Includes
Sterling silver pendants, bracelets, and dog tags from $74 to $395, as well as 14k- and 18k-gold jewelry, such as a diamond ponytail holder for $895. The luxe pendants have pink and yellow sapphires or black, white, and cognac diamonds; and the custom vintage pieces have pink diamonds—all $1,400 and up.

Barbie Rocks Jewelry Gives Back, Donating
5% percent of all sales worldwide to the Children Affected by AIDs Foundation, and jewelry to its annual Dream Halloween auction.

My Favorite Pieces in the Collection
Are the pendants with the natural-colored diamonds, and the triple-charm bracelet with the most adorable shoe, with green tsavorites and an 18k-gold and pink-enamel bow, and a tiny purse in white gold with blue and pink sapphires.

I Love Barbie Because
She was a special friend growing up, and now my daughter Nicole-Juliet and I have a special bond knowing she is growing up with the same inspirational doll. We love to wear matching jewelry pieces, and I love to share with my girlfriends as well.

If a Barbie Doll Were Named for Me, It Would Be
Romance Barbie.

Being on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills Was
Fun and we loved Taylor’s enthusiasm for the collection. The little girls were so excited to receive the round silhouette pendant as party favors. They all wore them at the party.

I Am Currently
Expanding the line—with Ken’s upcoming birthday and “wanting Barbie back,” look for some very special pieces.

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Resort Wear for Less: Go Wild on Vacation with Safari-Style Fashion

By Katrina Caspelich

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Safari-Style Fashion Must-Haves for Spring: Beach Vacation Not Included!
Escape the cold this season by taking a walk on the wild side with your resort wear. Travel in style sporting one of spring’s hottest trends—safari—seen on the catwalks of Michael Kors, Derek Lam, and Nicole Miller. Whether you’re sitting surfside at your Venice Beach hotel, relaxing at a resort in Tuscany, or just getting a jump on shopping the spring fashion trends, channel your inner animal with our safari-style fashion picks. Go natural with a pair of wooden sunglasses and a straw bag, or go all-out in a snakeskin-print bikini and embellished sandals. The safari-style trend transitions easily from day to night. Read: More looks, pack less. And with budget-friendly pieces starting at $12.99, you can shop for your trip and still have money to take one!

Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 7 Resort Wear Beach-Chic Must-Haves

1. Safari-Style Beachwear Starts with the Swimsuit
Start your safari style making waves in this taupe and white python-print bikini with bead embellishments. The Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Top and Vix Pisa Printed Bikini Briefs, $82 each, are sold separately, so you get the best bathing suit for your body type.

2. Better than a Safari Jacket, the Beachwear Cover-Up
Cover up your bikini body with this Splendid Signature Cover Up, $97. The stylish V-neck cotton tunic has a fold-over collar, tie detail, elastic drop waist, and adjustable sleeves.

3. Get Covered with a Safari Hat
Shield your face from the sun without hiding inside. This tan Mossimo Straw Fedora has the natural look of the safari spring fashion trend seen on the runways at NY Fashion Week. But for $12.99, you’ll feel like you’re getting designer clothes for less.

4. Safari Resort Wear Requires Safari-Style Sunglasses
Lady Gaga sunglasses couldn’t make you look funkier or more on trend for the safari look than these Chilli Beans Wood & Blue CR-39 UV400 Sunglasses for $68. Add this pair of unique sunglasses to your safari resort look for day.

5. Bag It, Safari-Style
Hold your safari look together with this Raffia Crochet Tote, $62, in Tobacco. The straw bag with leather detailing is big enough to carry all of your warm-weather necessities, be it beach chic or cool-by-the-pool.

6. Resort Wear for Women Means Shoes: Safari-Style, of Course!
OK, so they may not be your idea of safari footwear, but we bet if Nicky Hilton went on safari, she’d rock these Juicy Couture Hermosa Sandals, $88. In the safari-trend-look handbook (read: this article), there is a clause requiring at least 1 glitter must-have. Our website, our rules! Kick back in these sparkly translucent jelly sandals, both water-resistant and adjustable.

7. Finish with Safari Style!
No aspect of your safari-trend resort wear for day should be overlooked. Set a backdrop for your safari chic and lounge in style and comfort with Trina Turk’s plush, oversized Tiger Leaf Towel, $68, perfect for pool or beach.

Safari-Style Fashion Trends for Spring: 5 Resort Wear Day-to-Night Must-Haves

1. Better than a Beach Dress
Go from day to night with ease in this H&M Layered Safari Maxi Dress, $79.95. Comfort and style make this printed, layered maxi dress the perfect piece of resort wear.

2. Shoes, Safari-Style
Did someone say the magic word? Oh yes! Shoes! Add pizzazz to your tootsies sporting these Jessica Simpson Shoes Ceal Sandals in Champagne, $79. These adjustable leather sandals with hardware detail transition easily from day to night.

3. Jewelry Gets with the Safari Trend
A little costume jewelry goes a long way with resort wear. Sport these safari-trend-friendly Bauble Bar Eye of the Tiger Drops, $34. These earrings feature a bold tiger eye-bead on a thin gold-tone wire with a small brown Swarovski crystal.

4. Dress Up Resort Wear
Show off your exceptional safari style sense with this H&M Tortoise Shell and Stone Bracelet, $19.95. This bold statement piece works with any resort wear wardrobe.

5. Don’t Forget Handbags!
Your hunt for safari style ends with this killer Nine West Hey Jute Foldover Clutch, $65. This woven clutch accented with patent details, zip closure, and magnetic snap, has as much style as any celebrity handbag.

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Win a Trina Turk Beach Towel!
From the runway to real life, it’s time to kiss those winter blues goodbye and start to rock spring’s hottest trend—safari! Think sun, sand, and surf. What’s missing? A chic, Trina Turk Beach Towel, of course! Just tell us your favorite beach or pool and why. Click here to enter.

From Givenchy to Miu Miu to Balenciaga,
Designer Finds for Less Than $100

By Katrina Caspelich

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It’s New York Fashion Week, and all eyes are on designers and the looks they’re sending down the runways. But let’s face it. Not everyone can afford to rock designer clothing. Instead of ruling out designer duds, reevaluate your mindset. You CAN own designer accessories. You WILL purchase designer clothing. You SHOULD treat yourself to designer jewelry. Just because fashion is designer doesn’t mean it has to be expensive. If you’re dying to own a Givenchy or Isabel Marant piece, fear not, we have you covered with some of our favorite designer pieces under $100.

Great Designer Clothes for Less

1. Designer Fashion for Less: Go for Givenchy without Going Broke
Transition into spring with these chic Givenchy fishnet tights, which feature an elastic waistband and shadow toes. For a mere $16, you own Givenchy! Bring your Givenchy Abstract Net Tights to work, then slip them on for that special evening out to take your little red dress—or any other—from day to night.

2. Pucci in Pink: A Designer Find for under $100
Put away your winter hats, gloves, and scarves by accessorizing with this Pucci silk scarf that can double as a head wrap or belt. Multipurpose and designer for $90? You’ll be loving this Pucci Pink Floral Cotton-Silk Scarf for years to come.

3. Get Fashion Designer Dior for Less with This Little Book
Ditch the diet book and get into the head of famous designer Christian Dior by reading this page-turner. And for $19.95, The Little Dictionary of Fashion by Christian Dior makes a great gift. Not only can you own designer, you can give it away!

4. Designer Shoes at a Discount: Hello, Gucci!
Stay on the metallic trend by sporting a pair of these leather Gucci flip-flops. Weighing in at $99.95, just under the $100 dollar limit, these Gucci Metallic Flip Flops in silver will go with just about everything you wear.

5. The Designer Charm of Isabel Marant Maintained on a Budget
Get girly with Isabel Marant’s feminine beaded bracelet featuring a black silk tassel and pink tulip charm. Buy yourself your own Valentine’s Day or Just-Because-I-Want-It Day gift—this Isabel Marant Rhodonite Charm Bracelet for $80 is perfect.

6. You Too Can Wear Miu Miu Designer Fashion
Thought Miu Miu would never make it into your wardrobe? Think again. You’ll feel sexy in this pair of comfortable Miu Miu briefs with side lace inserts, front bow detail, and scalloped edges. These Miu Miu Silk Two-Tone Briefs are yours for $92.

7. Designer Fashion from Missoni Not on Budget? Not So Fast
Perfect for everyday wear, this Missoni jersey top looks great by itself or layered under a sweater. This M Missoni Top is only $49.

8. Sleep in Designer Style with Burberry
Not only can you wear designer looks for less, you can sleep in them. Decadence on a budget! Get even more beauty sleep by wearing this pair of Burberry’s cotton, elasticated-waist, signature-print sleeping shorts. For $75, these Burberry Checked Cotton Sleep Shorts make your designer dreams come true.

9. You Can Tighten Your Belt—and Buy Designer Balenciaga
Show off your figure and make the look of your body slimmer with this Balenciaga braided leather belt with silver-tone buckle closure. You’ll be wearing this Balenciaga Belt, $65, with everything from jeans to dresses.

10. Designer Handbags for Less? Count Us In!
Forget carrying that celebrity “it” bag; keep your spare change in this colorful leather change purse from Comme Des Garçons. With all of the money you’ll save with these designer fashions for less, your blue Comme Des Garçons Zip Pouch, $98, will come in handy.

11. The Price of Designer Genius from Alexander McQueen
Never lose your keys and stay in style with this enamel, silver-tone keyring from Alexander McQueen. High-end designer plus practical for $80 makes this Alexander McQueen Skull Key Ring a must-have.

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Win a Joulebody Kickstart Diet 3-Day Food Cleanse!
It’s every woman’s dream—lose those few extra pounds, the puffiness, and the cravings for carbs and sugar—and still eat! What’s not to like?! You’ll love everything about the Joulebody 3-day food cleanse, from losing weight to eating healthy to feeling great. To enter for a chance to win, just tell us your guilty pleasure food. Click here to enter.

Kid-Chic Style—Let Your Inner Barbie Loose

By Lindsay Hahn

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Remember when you couldn’t wait to grow up? Now, you just reminisce about when you were younger? Snap out of it! While you may be all grown up, you can always be a kid-at-heart! These 10 kid-chic finds will bring you back to comic books and Barbie dress-up. The only difference—those kiddie favorites have gotten trendy makeovers. What was once kiddie is now cool.

Embrace Your Inner Child with Kid-Chic Style.

1. From Little Girls to Kid-Chic Celebrities, We Are All Barbie Girls
Now you can be a Barbie Girl at any age. With celebrity fans like Leighton Meester, Teri Hatcher, and Kourtney and Khloe Kardashian, celebs just can’t get enough of this Barbie Rocks Collection. And really, what could be more fabulous than Barbie?! This Barbie-inspired jewelry collection by Layna and Alan Friedman will leave you looking fabulous whether you’re playing house or painting the town red!
Buy Barbie Round Sterling Silver Silhouette Pendant, $95, at rockandrollltd.com

2. Kid-Chic Beauty Products Inspired by Wonder Woman
Fight your Plain Jane look with a superhero POW to your hum-drum makeup routine. BAM it bold! MAC’s new Wonder Woman collection offers that pop of color you’ve been craving, just in time for spring. Go from demure demoiselle to fierce glamazon with this collection, so don’t be shy about trying dark blue eyeshadows and colored mascaras.
Watch the Video Spring Makeup Trend: How to Get the Bronze Look video featuring MAC Pro makeup artist Chantel Miller.
Buy MAC Wonder Woman Eye Shadow X4 in Lady Justice, $40, at maccostemics.com
Buy MAC Wonder Woman Nail Lacquer in Spirit of Truth, $15, at maccosmetics.com
Buy MAC Wonder Woman Opulash in black, $15, at maccosmetics.com

3. Hello Kitty Purrs with Kid-Chic Cool
Say hello to this new Hello Kitty fragrance. Hello Kitty, that iconic collectible loved by little girls and big, is just the right mix of sophisticated and downright adorable. So, what’s this fab cat’s signature scent? A mix of all things sweet, sparkly, and pretty. Think tart green apple, Japanese fruits, rich florals, with a hint of warm vanilla. You won’t be able to resist this fragrance, especially since it comes in an elegantly kitschy Hello Kitty glass bottle with a crystalline bow! That’s one cool kitty!
Buy Hello Kitty Eau de Parfum, $55, at sephora.com

4. It’s That Kid-Chic Cutie, Minnie Mouse
Let Minnie be your muse! From a classic cartoon to a modern mouse, the Minnie Mouse limited-edition collection at Forever 21 is anything but childish. You’ll sparkle in this sequined dress. With its scoop neck and Minnie’s face in silhouette on the front, you’ll be ready to meet your Mickey.
Buy Forever 21 Sequin Racerback Minnie Dress, $29.80, at forever21.com

5. Give Your Kid-Chic a Slap on the Wrist
Think back to the ’90s, when “slap wraps” or slap-bracelets were at their peak. They’re baaack! This time, with a sleek, fashionable upgrade. TKO silicon watch bands are interchangeable. Buy a watch face and pop it into a variety of colored bands—mix and match to your heart’s content. What could be better? The bands are waterproof, so you can take them anywhere!
Buy TKO Slappers, $50, at tkowatches.com

6. Kid-Chic Tech Gear
Your favorite childhood toy takes a techie turn, transforming your iPad into a red Etch A Sketch with this iPad case, the latest must-have tech accessory. The retractable kickstand makes typing easy. This retro chic case is available for your iPhone or iPod Touch, too. Looking for the complete kid-chic experience? Download the Etch A Sketch app!
Buy Headcase Etch A Sketch Hard Case for iPad, $39, at amazon.com

7. Pop on Some Ring Bling for Sweet Kid-Chic
Bring out the bling with this ring pop! Rock the candy classic without the cavity-causing temptation. Read: no calories. From sweet to chic, this ring is studded with Swarovski crystals and available in fun, electric colors, such as neon blue and bubble gum pink. Don’t be fooled though. This ring is identical to its candy counterpart—same size, same shape—minus the yummy flavor. But it makes one sweet accessory!
Buy Pretty in Pink Watermelon Ring Pop Resin Ring, $36, at athinalabella.etsy.com

8. Kid-Chic Comic Books Come Through in a Clutch
Are you a Betty or a Veronica? Maybe Josie and the Pussycats was more your style. And let’s not start on that crush you had on Batman. If you loved your Saturday cartoons and your comic books, you’ll love these handbags—eco-fabulous and kid-chic. Made from recycled comic books, each clutch is one of a kind, tear-resistant, and comes with a detachable handle.
Buy Moonlite Comics Clutch, $47.25, at nahuiollin.com

9. Classic Game Turns Kid-Chic Chain
Admit it. You loved to play the classic kids’ game, Barrel O’ Monkeys, creating chains of chimps to see who could connect the most to win. Well, start monkeying around again with this sterling-silver statement necklace, cast from the original iconic monkeys.
Buy Perpetual Kid Barrel O’ Monkeys Necklace, $49.99, at perpetualkid.com

10. It’s Kid-Chic to Play with Your Food
Go ahead, play with your food! It’s hard to resist with this plate, styled after Wolly Willy. Let your inner artist run free as you accessorize—condiments are key! Go for some mashed potato hair, a cherry tomato necklace, maybe some ketchup-enhanced cheeks. After you complete your masterpiece—and eat it—this ceramic plate gets a clean face in the dishwasher. Lots of fun, easy clean-up!
Buy Mrs. Food Face Plate, $14, at urbanoutfitters.com

Do you feel your inner child smiling now?

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Win 2 Tickets to Patricia Field’s Disco Valentine’s Day Ball!
No plans for Valentine’s Day? Don’t fear—we are giving away 2 tickets to the hottest V-Day party of the year! It’s hosted by Patricia Field, the birthday girl of the night and stylist for Sex and the City, so be ready to dress to impress. Click here to enter.

Fashion Designers & Their Favorite Websites

By Katrina Caspelich


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New York Fashion Week kicks off this week. And we’re not only excited to see the hot fashion trends in the new collections; we want to see our favorite designers! After all, it’s not only about the clothes, right? We wear their designs, follow their trends, so why not take a peek into their internet habits to see the sites that inspire designers, including Michelle Smith of Milly, Elie Tahari, and Christian Siriano? Where you spend your time online says a lot, and that’s why we were curious about our favorite designers’ favorite websites, from cooking sites to blogs to online auctions. Who would have guessed: designers are just like us!

25 Famous Fashion Designers Share Their Go-To Websites

1. Douglas Hannant
“My favorite website is style.com. I look at it every day when I arrive at my office.”—Douglas Hannant

2. Honor
“My husband and I love Huffington Post! He put it best when he said, ‘Come for the trash, stay for the news.’”—Giovanna Randall

3. Lela Rose
“I love to check out cooking websites like 101cookbooks.com and davidlebovitz.com. They are both great cooking sites. . . . 101cookbooks.com is about the intersection of travel, food, and natural ingredients; davidlebovitz.com is about his food life in Paris, and has delicious recipes for sweets and ice cream.”—Lela Rose

4. Callula Lillibelle
“My favorite site is ebay.com. It fuels my passion for collecting furniture and old lamps.”
William Calvert

5. Porter Grey
“1stdibs.com is a great resource for interior design, art, and fashion. We love the site’s Style Compass features and the fact that you can shop for amazing antique furniture alongside incredible vintage clothing. I suppose it’s a 1-stop shop for lovers of anything beautiful.”—Kristen and Alexandra O’Neill

6. Georges Chakra
“One of my favorite websites is filmschoolrejects.com. I enjoy movies and the cinematic world, reading reviews of upcoming movies, interviews, critics’ opinions, watching trailers, and learning about directors, producers, and special effects. This website offers it all.”—Georges Chakra

7. Barbara Tfank
“My favorite website is the Criterion Collection for the best classic and contemporary films, criterion.com. Its library of DVDs is extraordinary. My latest favorite film is The Night of the Hunter, a real masterpiece directed by Charles Laughton. The documentary on the making of the film is as thrilling as the movie itself!”—Barbara Tfank

8. Davidelfin
“My favorite website is theselby.com. I love to see those people at home and daydream about their lives.”—David Delfin

9. Chris Benz
“I love colourlovers.com. It’s a user-generated color palette site that is such a great tool for design industries. Even if I’m stuck on a color palette, there’s always an inspirational direction on this site!”—Chris Benz

10. Joy Cioci
“Nationalgeographic.com because of its phenomenal photography, which is utterly unrivaled. So much of my inspiration is drawn from the many breathtaking aspects of the world that National Geographic is able to capture.”—Joy Cioci

11. Libertine
“My favorite, favorite is Dlisted. Total guilty pleasure, and truth be told I envy Michael K’s wit.”—Johnson Hartig

12. Rebecca Taylor
“I absolutely love jibjab.com! It is so much fun to send silly e-cards to my friends and family to brighten up their day. It helps keep us close even though we are often halfway around the world.”—Rebecca Taylor

13. Milly
“Net-a-porter.com is a great site for busy, fashionable women on the go, as it is so well edited.”—Michelle Smith

14. Christian Siriano
“Annadellorusso.com. This is Anna Dello Russo’s blog, and I love it because she’s having so much fun with fashion and is still so excited about clothes. I hope more editors can be this free-thinking about fashion and design, and remember that it’s a serious business but we should all have fun. It is also exciting to see what she thinks is fabulous on a daily basis, because I don’t think everyone can pull off a gold fringe jacket during the day.”
Christian Siriano

15. Tadashi Shoji
“A lot of my inspiration and education comes from diexun.com. I am constantly scouring the site for interesting images.”—Tadashi Shoji

16. Rebecca Minkoff
“I find myself looking at lookbook.nu often. I love how you’re able to sort the submissions by country, designer, type of clothing, and even color scheme! It’s such a great resource to see how real people are dressing these days, a pulse for everyday style.”
Rebecca Minkoff

17. Pamella Roland
“I enjoy the New York Times’ On the Runway blog. I have always been a fan of Cathy Horyn’s and Eric Wilson’s witty writing. Their fingers are on the fashion pulse.”
Pamella Roland

18. Yoana Baraschi
“Faucetsdirect.com, for a spa in my country house. I just came across a bathtub I can’t afford.”—Yoana Baraschi

19. Sachin + Babi
“I love getting on Jak & Jil Blog, jakandjil.com, to see all the pictures of people on the street in fabulous cities.”—Babi Ahluwalia

20. Elie Tahari
“I love The Daily and style.com. They have everything I need to know about the fashion business.”—Elie Tahari

21. Son Jung Wan
“I love art and photography, and one of my favorite artists is French photographer Romain Laurent, at romain-laurent.com. He has such an interesting viewpoint that you can’t help but appreciate his work and recognize his talent.”—Son Jung Wan

22. Luca Luca
“Eater.com. I can always count on eater.com to keep me posted on new restaurants to try.”—Raul Melgoza

23. Boy Meets Girl
“I am currently obsessed with mashable.com because it incorporates technology and fashion, and we all know how much of a social media nerd I’ve become.”—Stacy Igel

24. Tibi
“Anothermag.com has been one of my latest haunts for inspiration. The mix of art, culture, and fashion content accompanied with gorgeous photography and links to other totally amazing and undiscovered blogs feels fresh and could keep me occupied forever.”—Amy Smilovic

25. Maisonette 1977
“I do visit Ebay often. First, there are a lot of things in my closet I need to clean out and sell. I also like browsing through the site, because it really is the most direct way to get a sense of how much people are willing to to pay for what, what become classics and what becomes a fad. You can find almost anything in there. Endlessly fascinating.”
Jane Ibrahim

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Project Runway’s Mondo Guerra: Win His New T-Shirts
Feel good by looking good this Valentine’s Day! Rock these limited-edition tees designed by Project Runway contestant Mondo Guerra. You could win 2! Just tell us about your dream Valentine’s Day date and you could win these hot V-Day tees for you and the boy of your choice. Click here to enter.

How To Rock a Little Red Dress: 5 Easy Steps To Get the Right Look

By Nancy Rotenier

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When you think of Valentine’s Day, what comes to mind? February 14. Red. Hearts. Love. Get your red on a little earlier this February with National Wear Red Day.

Wear Your Little Red Dress for the American Heart Association
As part of the national campaign to raise women’s awareness of heart disease, the American Heart Association and other organizations named the first Friday in February National Wear Red Day. With February 4 right around the corner, you don’t need to wait for Valentine’s Day to break out your red dress.

But if the idea of wearing red has you seeing red, relax that all-black-clad body of yours! Red can be as versatile. Just follow these 5 steps to working a red dress with your favorite look, whether it’s feminine, classic, edgy, or boho. You’ll see it’s just as easy to throw on a little red dress as your go-to LBD. The hard part? Deciding which perfect red dress to wear!

Red Dress Wearing Step 1:
Find The Right Red Dress for You

How to find the perfect LRD? When you shop for a red dress, look for a cut that flatters your figure, for a shade that highlights your complexion, for a style that suits your needs. You’ll have plenty of dress choices, from flowing to fitted, from crimson to cranberry, from corporate to cocktail party. And if you thought “sexy” and “maternity dress” were a contradiction in terms, these 2 red dresses from Isabella Oliver will make you think again. Everyone can be chic and sexy in a red dress. Check out our favorite red dresses, all between $55 and $100.

Wear a Red Dress Step 2:
To Wear a Little Red Dress, Address Your Legs

What to wear, what to wear when it comes to your legs and your little red dress? Consider the climate, the occasion, the dress length, and the look you want. For warm weather, try a bare leg dressed up with a self-tanner. For a bit more coverage, opt for ultrasheer pantyhose. If you need to tighten those thighs or flatten that tummy, make those hose control-top. To keep your gams from getting goosebumps, black opaque or semi-opaque tights work day or night, as do those with a black tone-on-tone pattern like rib or cable. For a dressy occasion, you’ll love your little red dress with black lace pantyhose. Stretch your wardrobe budget—your little red dress turns tunic when paired with black leggings or dark-wash skinny jeans.

Rock the Red Dress Step 3:
A Little Red Dress NEEDS the Right Shoes & Boots & Sandals

Don’t you just love it when you can say need and shoes in the same sentence?! Black footwear works perfectly with any little red dress, but the style you choose sets your overall look. For classic, vintage, or sexy chic, pointy toe is the way to go: kitten-heel slingback by day, killer stiletto by night. And depending on your favorite black boot style—over-the-knee, high heel, motorcycle, bootie—you can go ladylike chic to rocker-fashion-chick with one LRD. For bare legs and boho chic, try flat gold sandals, jeweled for night.

Accent the Red Dress Look Step 4:
Say It with Accessories When You Wear a Red Dress

Being completely dressed doesn’t mean your look’s complete. You’ve got the dress, the hosiery, the footwear. Now, go forth and accessorize! To downplay the flash of a little red dress, skip the major bling and statement handbags: keep it simple. From handbags to jewelry, work with what you already own. A slouchy black bag and leather cuff bracelet? Perfect for hippie chic. An envelope clutch and strands of pearls? You’ve got a stylish classic. A small, sparkly purse and large cocktail ring? You’re ready to paint the town red.

Perfect Red Dress Step 5:
When a Little Red Dress Isn’t Enough, You Need an Extra Layer

From overactive A/C to winter wind chill, the cold can kill your look when you don’t have the right extra layer to wear over your LRD. Again, black is always the safe option, and chances are you—or someone you love to borrow from—already owns the perfect black piece for layering. The always-classic fitted little cardigan is spot-on for day, a ballet-style wrap sweater can go day-to-night, and a beaded, sequined, or otherwise embellished cardigan or shrug takes you toward dressy. Don’t own a black pashmina? You know 10 people who do—make nice! Or take a classic chic or feminine look a little edgy with a fitted black leather jacket.

No matter which perfect red dress you wear on February 4, now you can participate with style in the American Heart Association’s National Wear Red Day!

Stunning Red Dresses for Sale: Buy the Perfect LRD
1. Asos Ponti-Roma Tailored Red Pencil Dress, $55.17, at asos.com
2. Asos Tailored Drapey Red Pencil Dress, $68.96, at asos.com
3. Calvin Klein Red Stretch Knit Belted Sheath Dress, $89, at bluefly.com
4. J. Jill Luxe Red Sweater Dress, $89.99, at jjill.com
5. Ted Baker London Red Silk Panel Sweater Dress, $89.97, nordstrom.com
6. Asos Tailored Pleat Front Ponti Red Pencil Dress, $55.17, at asos.com
7. Asos Tailored Pleat Waist Red Tulip Dress, $55.17, at asos.com
8. A.B.S. by Allen Schwartz Garnet Pleated Sateen Bubble Dress, $95.99, at bluefly.com
9. MaxStudio Garnet Twisted Jersey Goddess Dress, $78, at maxstudio.com
10. Asos Red One-Shoulder Drape Dress, $68.96, at asos.com
11. Isabella Oliver Scarlet Multi Wrap Dress, $85.50, at isabellaoliver.com
12. Isabella Oliver Berry Silk Tunic Dress, $98.70, at isabellaoliver.com

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Multipurpose Laptop Purse for Day-to-Night Fashion

By Stacey Mayesh

Clare Guerrero Vivier’s  Handbag Trunk Show
I was already a fan of L.A.-based handbag designer Clare Guerrero Vivier when I attended her trunk show at the über-hip fashion emporium Steven Alan. Her purse collection embodies a certain timeless French chic (she’s married to a French TV documentary producer and spends a fair amount of the year in France with her husband and son). I like her socially conscious ethos—the entire collection is produced in L.A. to support the local economy, create jobs, and reduce her carbon footprint.

Oversized Evening Clutch Created as Laptop Case Steals Show
At the trunk show, I was mesmerized by her oversized laptop clutches. All I could think was WHY HASN’T ANYONE DONE THIS BEFORE????  It seemed so obvious and so ingenious! Clare originally created the laptop clutch on a whim when she was living in France, working as a laptop-toting journalist for French television. She is obviously on to something—the ever-fashionable China Chow and Rashida Jones are fans of the laptop case.

A chic daytime laptop case that does double duty as an oversized clutch for evening?
So brilliant!  The laptop-case-turned-purse comes in pebbled lambskin, leather, and patent leather, and in a gorgeous array of colors, including brown, black, camel, and red. Each has a rich, tactile feel. Vivier’s bags are also available in limited-edition remnant leathers. Add a pompom to truly make the clutch your own. Clare mixes fine fabrics, including silk, linen, liberty prints, and Japanese grosgrain ribbons to make the pompoms, and each is unique. They could easily be on the Marni runway, but instead, they come from L.A. and cost $20. How much do you love that?!

I’m all over these . . . I want one in every color!
Buy Clare Vivier Laptop Envelope, $180, at seevivier.com
Buy Clare Vivier Pompom, $20, at seevivier.com

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Stacey Mayesh, Fashion Contributing Editor
I am a NYC-based fashion stylist who has worked with top tier magazines (Marie Claire, InStyle, Elle, Lucky), and celebs (Selma Blair, Jessica Alba, Susan Sarandon, Sean Combs) for 15 years. I was recently featured in Vogue and on NBC Weekend Today. I now work with private clients bringing a fresh . . . Read more of her fashion secrets

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Gossip Girl Clothes, Mad Men Style, Glee Looks: Channel Surfing for TV Looks

By Lindsay Hahn

Watching TV can be great fashion inspiration! Whether it’s the ladylike ’60s look of Mad Men, the glam schoolgirl style on Glee, or the sophisticated designer wardrobe of Gossip Girl, don’t just envy your favorite TV characters this season—dress like them! It’s simple with our go-to guide for these TV looks. And you don’t need a celebrity-style budget to wear these shows’ TV style. Each item is under $100. Just pick up your remote control to rock your wardrobe in 2011!

Glee Fashion
It’s time to relive high school, the setting for this catchy sing-a-long series with plenty of TV style. It’s geek meets chic, and character Rachel Berry sports that perfect, preppy schoolgirl look. Stick to the key pieces and keep it natural. When it comes to accessories, remember to personalize! Rachel is snarky, confident, and everything is all about her. Gleek out with this outfit and you will surely be the center of attention.
Get geeky chic for Glee style: Pair a bright, chunky cardigan with a traditional plaid pleated skirt. Rock the knee-high socks with some oxfords. And get personal with a gold initial necklace. For a finishing touch, go for the sheer lip-gloss—it’s all about a natural angelic sparkle.

Gossip Girl Fashion
You don’t need to live like a New York socialite to look like this gossip girl—you don’t need her trust fund either! Serena Van Der Woodson is at the forefront of fashion. Her Gossip Girl style? Sophisticated with an edge. She always seems to get it right! She may jet off to Paris for the best fashion trends in Europe, but you don’t have to in order to ooze luxe and radiance for a Gossip Girl look. Happy shopping! xoxo gossip girl
Get this Gossip Girl high-end wardrobe: Start by pairing a wide-leg pant with a tank. For color, think spring! Go for pastels and neutrals. And remember—it’s all about her lavish fashion accessories. Look for simple yet classic pieces to achieve that designer feeling. Top off your look with a shimmery bronzer to get a light, sun-kissed glow.

Mad Men Fashion
As a suburban housewife, Betty Francis may have a conservative wardrobe, but she still exudes old Hollywood glamour. The ’60s are all about capturing that feminine, retro look. Demure can be sexy! It’s time to break out of the house and dress to impress.
Get her sexy vintage Mad Men style: Pair a full-skirted dress with kitten heels. Make sure to pick a dress with a bold pattern and strong silhouette. Accessories should be understated. Go for simple costume jewelry—less is more. Pearls will always give you that classic, feminine feeling. And pucker up with a bold lip color in a red or coral shade.

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TV Fashion Picks Under $100
Glee Fashion Finds
Forever 21 Pretty Plaid Skirt, $19.80, at forever21.com
Urban Outfitters BDG Fisherman Cardigan (here in yellow), $68, at urbanoutfitters.com
American Apparel Unisex Solid Knee-High Socks (here in white), $10, at americanapparel.com
Steve Madden Trouser Oxfords (here in black leather), $69.95, at stevemadden.com
Peggy Li Tiny Letter Charm Necklace, $44, at peggyli.com
Lancome Juicy Tubes Ultra-Shiny Lipgloss (here in Spring Fling), $18, at lancome-usa.com
Gossip Girl Fashion Finds
Marni Casual Pants, $59, at yoox.com
Forever 21 Rib Knit Basic Tank (here in tan), $3.50, at forever21.com
MICHAEL Michael Kors Belt, Wide Python (here in Natural), $58, at macys.com
Topshop Stripe Band Panama Hat, $40, at topshop.com
Bethany’s 36-Inch Turquoise Beaded Gold-Chain Necklace, $48.95, at fantasyjewelrybox.com
Lyric Lace-Up Shootie, $34.99, at payless.com
Laura Mercier Shimmer Bloc (here in Golden Mosaic), $38, at sephora.com
Mad Men Fashion Finds
BB Dakota Hasley Red Dress, $93, at lulus.com
Vaneli Undine Red Suede Pumps, $94, at lorisshoes.com
Givenchy Crystal Flower Cluster Necklace, $80, at lordandtaylor.com
Givenchy Faux 10mm Pearl with Fireball Double Drop Earrings, $38, at lordandtaylor.com
Mac Vegas Volt Lipstick, $14.50, at maccosmetics.com

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On Trend & On Budget: Our 7 Favorite Hats, Scarves & Gloves under $50

By Daniela Apeloig

You may have survived 2 months of winter, but don’t get excited yet—there are 3 months to go. Instead, get excited about budget-friendly winter accessories—our cure for the winter blues. A little retail therapy full of hats, scarves, and gloves will make you feel warm and fuzzy, especially when they’re bargain finds. Our favorite winter accessories are available in our favorite fashion trends from Fashion Week for this season: the metallic, faux fur, military, lace, gray, chunky knit, ladylike, winter white, and layering trends all are popping up on our winter-wear shopping radar.

So, update your winter look with these hats, scarves, and gloves—each under $50!

Sequin Trend on a Budget Hat
Sequins are no longer restricted to that cute little cocktail dress. We’re seeing them on shorts, handbags, belts, blazers, and more. Bring sparkle and glam to your daytime look with this beret, and you’ll be ready to shine in this winter cold.
Buy Brossart Hat, $15, at aldoshoes.com

Faux Fur Trend for a Winter Scarf
Faux fur is everywhere this season: vests, jackets, handbags. From mink to fox to chinchilla, if it’s a fur, you’ll see it faux for winter. This gray faux-fur tippet wraps you in ladylike style, another hot trend this season. Wear it with your winter coat, leather jacket, blazer, or sweater—you’ll be on trend and on budget!
Buy Fantasy Fur Gray Long Tippet, $34.48, at asos.com

Military Look for a Hat
Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, and Burberry flooded the stores with military everything this season, from structured jackets and cargo pants to camouflage and belts with large buckles. Top off your military look with this army-green knit hood. The metal buttons complete the salute to military chic. Just throw on your black combat boots, and you’ll be ready to ride out onto the field and face the enemy—winter.
Buy ASOS Hand Knitted Hood with Military Buttons, $34.48, at asos.com

Leopard Print + Red = 2 Trends, 1 Scarf
Leopard print is THE print this season, and when you pair it with one of the hot color trends for winter—red—your inner wild child will be ready to play in the snow! Rock it with an LBD , black shrunken blazer, or winter coat to brighten up your look, and your mood!
Buy ASOS Leopard Oversized Scarf, $25.86, at asos.com

Ladylike Look in a Wool Winter Hat
When everything old is new again, the ladylike look of decades past looks modern. In a nod to the Roaring Twenties, this black wool cloche hat is chic and playful. What coat wouldn’t it work with?!
Buy Catarzi Felt Cloche Style Hat, $43.10, at asos.com

Layered Look for Gloves
Didn’t your mamma tell you to layer up in winter? The designers did what their mothers told them, and everyone from Juicy Couture to Adidas created layered collections this season. Why not add layers to your gloves as well? Pair these Esprit gloves with all things white . . . tights, scarf, hat. White after Labor Day? Hell, yes!
Buy Acrylic Gloves, $29.50, at espritshop.com

Camel Color Trend with Black Leather Gloves
Camel is the new black this season, the hot color for everything from skirts to coats and back again. But what color gloves to wear with that new camel coat? Back to black! These black leather gloves with metal studs add just the right amount of edgy drama to your more sedately colored camel outerwear.
Buy Studded Glove, $34.99, at bananarepublic.com

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